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Saturday, April 14, 2012

1971 Suzuki TC90 Trail Bike -- Sold it for $100

This bike has the dual range transmission (four high and four low).


11 comments:

  1. A hundred bucks a smokin' deal!

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    1. $100 is what I had into it. Too many projects and I needed the shop space so I decided to let someone else have a shot a fixing it up.

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  2. 1971 only came in one color candy lime green

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    1. I was going off of Bill of Sale I received with bike. This is the only Suzuki of any type that I've ever owned and I'm not an expert. I looked on the web and can't establish a conclusive year based on the orange tank and chrome high front fender. All the brochures I see for 1970 show a painted front fender. Do you have an opinion on the correct year?

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    2. I bought the same bike brand new in 1971. Mine was orange. I think it was like $300-ish! I also came across another used one in 1997 and bought it again, had to do it. It is also orange and I still have it. IDENTICAL to this picture. There are allot of variations within just a few years of this bike. Rest assured, they were offered in orange.

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    3. Gregg,

      Thanks for your comments. I thought they came in orange. It's nice to hear it from someone who bought their's new.

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  3. my grand father and i rebuild dirt bikes and restore them and that's in awesome condition we buy for 300 hundred and i myself will be driving that bike the same on and you could probobly make 1500-2500 in other words you got riped off

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    1. Here's the deal. I assume by your grammar that you are relatively young. As you get older you will discover that selling something at a low price to someone else so they can enjoy it is not the same as getting ripped off. I knew the potential value of the bike. I also knew that I had a dozen other projects in the queue ahead of this one so I would not be getting to it for a long time, so I was happy to let it go for what I paid for it. That is known as a choice. In fact, I heard from the buyer yesterday. He replaced the magneto and was able to get the bike running. Knowing that I was able to pass it on to someone else is worth more than an extra few hundred dollars in my pocket.

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  4. I have a 1971 just like this one in bright orange.

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  5. I just bought a 1970 TC90 for 600 dollars. It's in great condition. Anyone know which type of oil I should use?

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    1. Are you referring to the gearbox lube or 2-cycle oil? For 2-cycle oil I believe any good quality motorcycle specific 2-cycle oil is a better lubricant than what was available when the bike was new. For gear lube straight 30 weight oil is usually recommended. I would stay away from mutli-grades.

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